These cheesy breadsticks are actually made out of cauliflower, but you can’t tell! Cauliflower breadsticks are super delicious and a great low carb alternative to regular breadsticks.
I’m not sure if it’s through sheer will or the excessive amount of cauliflower-based recipes I’ve made, but Mr. K has totally jumped on the cauliflower bandwagon with me. For weeks, he’s been telling his friends about the cauliflower pizza crust I made a few months back.
And I like this cauliflower breadsticks recipe even better! You can serve them as a snack, appetizer, or side dish. They’re really delicious.
Look at all that melted cheese! These don’t taste anything like cauliflower to me. The cheese and spices mask the cauliflower flavor well. And the texture is like flatbread rather than mashed veggies.
- Shredded Mexican cheese blend
- Italian herb seasoning
- Chopped parsley
- marinara sauce for dipping
These cheesy cauliflower breadsticks don’t take too long to make. The hardest part is having to squeeze the cauliflower dry. Every time I’m squeezing my cauliflower I always wonder, how did someone come up with this? What would make someone think “Hmm, let me try squeezing the crap out of this cauliflower and see if I can turn it into a bread substitute.”
While many people use a cheesecloth, I don’t own one. But no worries. Any thin linen cloth that allows water to easily pass through will do.
How to Make Them
Step 1: Finely chop the cauliflower florets in a food processor. You can pulse a few times to get them to break down.
Step 2: Place the chopped cauliflower in a microwave-safe bowl and cook the it in the microwave until it’s tender.
Step 3: Using a cheesecloth or other thin cloth, wring the cauliflower dry in batches to release its moisture.
Step 4: Combine the cauliflower mixture with the cheese, egg, and seasoning in a large bowl to make the dough.
Step 5: Form the dough into a rectangle and bake on a baking sheet it at 450°F in the oven until it’s golden brown. Top with cheese and bake again until the cheese has melted.
For serving, I like to garnish with the chopped parsley and add some marinara sauce on the side for dipping.
You can use any shredded cheese that melts well for this recipe. Mozzarella cheese, Provolone, or other Italian-style cheese would work well.
For extra flavor, sprinkle garlic powder and dried oregano or other dried Italian herbs over the dough before you bake it.
Add some garnishes before serving the cauliflower cheese bread like chopped fresh parsley, basil, or sprinkle some grated Parmesan cheese over the top.
Next time, I’m going to have to make a double batch of these low carb cauliflower breadsticks. I only managed to grab a few pieces before Mr. K devoured the rest!
More Recipes to Try
- Mini Deep-Dish Cauliflower Crust Pizzas
- Zucchini Breadsticks
- Gluten-Free Cheddar Crackers
- Cauliflower Grilled Cheese
- Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Rice
- Cauliflower Bread Loaf
- 1 head of cauliflower
- 1 large egg
- 1 1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
- 1 tsp Italian herb seasoning
- marinara sauce for dipping
- chopped fresh parsley for garnish, optional
- Cut raw cauliflower into small florets and place into food processor. Pulse until the cauliflower becomes the size of small grains of rice.
- Pour cauliflower into a microwave safe bowl. Cover with a paper towel and cook for 2-3 minutes until cauliflower is soft.
- Working in batches, add about 1/3 of the cooked cauliflower into a cheesecloth or clean, thin dish towel. Wring and squeeze towel to remove water from the cauliflower. The dryer the cauliflower is, the better your crust will turn out. The end result should look like something you chewed up and spit back out (see post photo for reference).
- Place drained cauliflower into a medium bowl. Add egg, 1/2 cup cheese, and herb seasoning. Mix with a large wooden spoon.
- Preheat oven to 450°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Place cauliflower mixture on top and spread with fingers to form a rectangle, 1/4 inch thick.
- Bake for about 12-15 minutes until crust turns begins to brown. Evenly sprinkle on remaining 1 cup of cheese. Place back in oven and cook an additional 5 minutes, until cheese is melted and bubbling.
- Sprinkle with chopped parsley if desired. Slice breadsticks and serve with marinara sauce.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
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